College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 22:03:30


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The goal of this project is to create a lab for an aerodynamics class with the purpose of exploring the effects of various physical features and aerodynamic conditions on a wing. The main area of study will be the effects on lift, drag, and moment. To best display these effects, an airfoil/wing to wind tunnel interface with variable physical characteristics will be designed. The various physical alterations will be implemented to show the effect each one has on lift, drag, and moment. These alterations will include different aspect ratios, removable winglets, and various lengths. The airspeed and angle of attack will also be altered to see the resulting aerodynamic effects. The final portion of the proposed project will consist of guiding students to design their own winglets and attaching them to the wing interface to observe the effects of their own designs.

Research Sponsor

Nicholas Garafolo

First Reader

Scott Sawyer

Second Reader

Manigandan Kannan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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